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23k-Mile Original-Owner 1998 BMW M Roadster

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$26,000

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23k-Mile Original-Owner 1998 BMW M Roadster

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23k-Mile Original-Owner 1998 BMW M Roadster

High Bidder:  rvduhe

Auction Type:  Reserve (not met) 

Winning Bid: $26,000 (USD)

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Location:

Santa Barbara, California 93108

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

3.2-LITER

Transmission:

Manual

Odometer:

23,702 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

WBSCK9339WLC86032

Carfax:

Lot Number:

Winning Bid: $26,000 (USD)

High Bidder:  rvduhe

Auction Type:  Reserve (Not Met) 

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Location:

Santa Barbara, California 93108

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

3.2-LITER

Transmission:

Odometer:

23,702 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

WBSCK9339WLC86032

Carfax:

Lot Number:

52455065

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Vehicle Story

OVERVIEW

This one-owner 1998 BMW M Roadster has been driven 23,702 miles since being purchased by the seller from Co’s International Motor Cars in Greeley, Colorado. It is powered by an unmodified S52B32 3.2-liter I6 mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Finished in Estoril Blue Metallic and equipped with a black power-retractable soft top over a Black leather interior, this garage-kept M Roadster is now offered with extras that include a valet key, a BMW car cover, a cockpit tonneau cover, a sun shade, and touch-up paint; a 58-point inspection report; owner's manuals; service records; a window sticker; a clean CARFAX report; and a clear title in the seller’s name.

Highlights:

  • 23,702 miles shown
  • Ceramic coating
  • Newer rear window
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Heated seats
  • Cruise control
  • Harman Kardon audio system

Ownership History:

  • Private seller
    • Original owner
    • Garage kept from first day of ownership
  • Current location: California
  • CARFAX report:
    • Begins in 1998
    • Accident-free ownership in Colorado and California
    • California emissions inspection last performed in 2022

EXTERIOR

Key Features:

  • Estoril Blue Metallic paint (code 335)
  • Roadster-branded chrome license plate frames
  • Halogen headlights and fog lamps
  • Heated windshield washer jets
  • Vented front fenders with M badging
  • Heated mirrors
  • Black power-retractable cloth top
  • Dual roll hoops
  • Mud flaps

Modifications:

  • Ceramic coating

Service History Highlights:

  • Plastic rear window replaced in 2022

WHEELS AND TIRES

Specifications:

  • 17-inch Style 40 five-spoke aluminum wheels
  • 225/45 front and 245/40 rear Z-rated Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires

INTERIOR

Key Features:

  • Black leather upholstery
  • Heated bucket seats
  • BMW M Performance seat belt pads
  • Keyless entry
  • Central locking
  • Power windows
  • Variable-ratio, variable-assist power steering
  • Cruise control
  • M-branded leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM/weather band/cassette radio
  • Harman Kardon 10-speaker audio system
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Pre-wiring for BMW cellular phone, CD changer, and security system
  • Trunk-mounted CD player
  • Pockets for owner's manuals and first aid kit mounted under trunk lid

INSTRUMENTS

  • Odometer shows 23,702 miles
    • Most recent CARFAX reading was 23,622 miles in 2022
  • 160-mph speedometer
  • 8,000-rpm tachometer
  • Fuel, coolant temperature, oil temperature, and voltage gauges
  • Clock

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Engine:

  • Unmodified S52B32 3.2-liter I6
    • Rated at 240 horsepower
    • Rated at 236 lb-ft of torque
    • VANOS variable valve timing

Transmission:

  • 5-speed manual

Service History Highlights:

  • Serviced in 2022 within the last 300 miles

UNDERCARRIAGE, SUSPENSION, BRAKES, AND EXHAUST 

Key Features:

  • Limited-slip differential
  • Four-wheel independent sport suspension with anti-roll bars
  • Four-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
  • Quad exhaust outlets

ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE

  • Owner's manuals
  • Service records
  • California smog test results
  • Window sticker showing an original retail price of $42,770
  • 58-point inspection report
  • Compression check results
  • Magnetic rear-wheel stone guards
  • BMW car cover
  • Griot’s Garage battery maintainer
  • Two keys
    • Coded key
    • Valet key
  • Wind screen
  • New M-branded floor mats
  • Sun shade
  • Cockpit tonneau cover
  • Touch-up paint
  • Black+Decker vacuum
  • Co-pilot map light
  • Phone charger

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • The video below shows an exterior walk-around, the power top being operated, interior and trunk features, the engine bay, a start-up, and a road test
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Comments & Questions

May 08, 2024
11:28 AM
LKL

BID: $24,500

May 08, 2024
11:27 AM

BID: $24,000

May 08, 2024
10:14 AM
Seller

These last few comments to the bidders of my BLUE Princess. a quick recap of why I am so passionate about this car."Gracie" has been in my family for 26 years, and I have taken such good care of her. I hope that the winning. bidder, will appreciate, and run the heck out of her. She is a beast on the open road and should be enjoyed by a car collector enthusiast. >Original Owner and only driver > 23,707 miles on odometer >Over 20+ service records >California Smog checked approval .>ALWAYS Garaged >Rare Estoril Blue Metallic paint.Recently ceramic glazed >Air conditioning >BMW CD changer >BMW wired Alarm system All options are included with the sale. >window sticker( $49K with all extras) > Free and clear title >many keys I could go on and on. Please take the time to read everything on the listing. If you have any questions at all, I'll be happy to answer them. Good Luck with the bidding process and with the auction. All the best, simon >

May 08, 2024
09:32 AM
LKL

BID: $23,000

May 08, 2024
09:28 AM

BID: $22,000

May 08, 2024
09:23 AM

BID: $21,234

May 08, 2024
09:11 AM
LKL

BID: $20,000

May 08, 2024
09:07 AM

BID: $19,000

May 08, 2024
09:06 AM
LKL

BID: $18,500

May 08, 2024
08:59 AM

BID: $17,500

May 08, 2024
08:50 AM
Seller

@Scars – When purchased through AUTOHUNTER how much are the out the door" expenses? I would pick it up myself. ...

Hi Scars~Buyers fees are different from the sellers fees...of course. Please call AutoHunterr at 480-845-6600 , and they will explain the process. OR on their home page, they ex[explain in detail what buyers must do before they bid and after they buy the auto. There is still time, to do your due diligence on my beautiful car, and I wish you Good Luck with the bidding process and auction. All the best, simon

May 08, 2024
08:16 AM

When purchased through AUTOHUNTER how much are the out the door" expenses? I would pick it up myself.

May 08, 2024
04:04 AM

BID: $17,000

May 07, 2024
08:55 PM

@simon – RE; contact information~ I will be able to give you all of my contact information once you win the auction, and we can talk about delivery, final transaction funds transfer, and title transfer information. I will have AutoHunter management help us with all of the details necessary. GLWA. night, night. ...

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May 07, 2024
08:51 PM
Seller

@numexcnporkdork – Hi Simon, if I bid and win do you have an intl airport near you so I can fly in and pick up the car? Can I have a contact number for you? ...

RE; contact information~ I will be able to give you all of my contact information once you win the auction, and we can talk about delivery, final transaction funds transfer, and title transfer information. I will have AutoHunter management help us with all of the details necessary. GLWA. night, night.

May 07, 2024
08:34 PM
Seller

@numexcnporkdork – Hi Simon, if I bid and win do you have an intl airport near you so I can fly in and pick up the car? Can I have a contact number for you? ...

PS; Sorry for the delay in my response. It appears that I didn't press "submit" in my earlier response to you this morning. I hope this answers your questions, and please know, that I would be more than helpful, with your itinerary, should you win the auction. All the best, simon

May 07, 2024
08:23 PM
Seller

@numexcnporkdork – Hi Simon, if I bid and win do you have an intl airport near you so I can fly in and pick up the car? Can I have a contact number for you? ...

HI~ Santa Barbara is a regional airport, that has many flights arriving from International airports. They are Los Angeles International Airport. San Fransico International Airport, and Denver Colorado International Airport. Our home is a 15-minute Taxi or Uber ride from Santa Barbara Airport. I hope this answers your question. Final bidding is 15 hours away. Good Luck with the bidding, and Thanks for your interest.

May 07, 2024
07:24 PM

Hi Simon, if I bid and win do you have an intl airport near you so I can fly in and pick up the car? Can I have a contact number for you?

May 07, 2024
06:00 PM

BID: $16,500

May 07, 2024
04:44 PM
Seller

1998 BMW Z3M Roadster Attention AutoNation car enthusiasts As this auction nears to the end ( Wednesday, May 8th, at 11;30amPST. I just wanted to thank everyone for all of the compliments and questions these past 6 days.I will be in front of the computer until the end, to answer any last-minute questions about my Blue Princess. In my biased opinion, this vehicle is practically new and in pristine condition. Since day one when I picked it up on May 18, 1998, I have been obsessed with the care and quality of any maintenance needed. I purchased the car with every available option and spent $49K on all included options. At my age(88 years.) , I can honestly say this is the most wonderful and powerful car I have ever driven, With the top down and the curvy roads of Colorado, and Santa Barbara, the memories of beautiful days are etched in my mind. The S52 engine has been very reliable, and inexpensive to operate. The straight-away run with this beast is exhilarating, and I never opened it up. At 70-80mph, there is still plenty of peddle available. And if you slow down, take your foot off the accelerator, and she backs right down. I have a complete manual with every receipt, service invoice, and options purchased. I also have an article from the announcement of this car’s production. The Car magazines and critics rated this car on a scale of 1-5 Comfort……… 5 Interior design….5 Performance……5 Value for the money..5 Exterior Styling…5 Reliability………5 Thank you to all of the AutoHunter community, for reading everything about my car, and for your bids. As I said, I am available for any questions. Good Luck with the Auction All the best to you and your families, simon

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